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June Griffin's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

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What is the Political Courage Test?

Tennessee Gubernatorial Election 2010 Political Courage Test

a) Do you consider yourself pro-choice or pro-life?
b) Should abortion be legal only within the first trimester of pregnancy?
c) Should abortion be legal when the pregnancy resulted from incest or rape?
d) Should abortion be legal when the life of the woman is endangered?
e) Do you support requiring parental notification before an abortion is performed on a minor?
f) Do you support requiring parental consent before an abortion is performed on a minor?
g) Do you support sexual education programs that include information on abstinence, contraceptives, and HIV/STD prevention methods?
h) Do you support abstinence-only sexual education programs?
i) Other or expanded principles

This is a created issue because I believe the real issue is forced insurance coverage.

1) State Spending
Indicate what state funding levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one level per category; you may use a number more than once.
Eliminatea) Education (higher)
Greatly Decreaseb) Education (K-12)
Eliminatec) Environment
Eliminated) Health care
Maintain Statuse) Law enforcement
Maintain Statusf) Transportation and highway infrastructure
Eliminateg) Welfare
Eliminateh) Other or expanded categories

Dept. of Safety & Commerce & Insurance

2) State Taxes
Indicate what state tax levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one level per category; you may use a number more than once.
Greatly Increasea) Alcohol taxes
Maintain Statusb) Cigarette taxes
Greatly Decreasec) Corporate taxes
d) Gasoline taxes
e) Property taxes
Greatly Decreasef) Sales taxes
Eliminateg) Income taxes (low-income families)
Eliminateh) Income taxes (middle-income families)
Eliminatei) Income taxes (high-income families)
Eliminatej) Other or expanded categories

Fee School Textbooks

3) Budget Stabilization
Indicate which proposals you support (if any) for balancing Tennessee's budget.
Yesa) Tapping into Tennessee's "rainy day" fund
Yesb) Issuing the early release of certain non-violent offenders
Yesc) Increasing tuition rates at public universities
Yesd) Instituting mandatory furloughs and layoffs for state employees
Yese) Reducing benefits for Medicaid recipients
Nof) Privatizing certain government services
g) Other or expanded principles
Yesa) Do you support limits on the number of terms for Tennessee governors?
Nob) Do you support limits on the number of terms for Tennessee state legislators?
c) Do you support limits on the following types of contributions to candidates for state government?
No1) Individual
Yes2) Political Action Committee
No3) Corporate
4) Political Party
Nod) Should candidates for state office be encouraged to meet voluntary spending limits?
Noe) Do you support requiring full and timely disclosure of campaign finance information?
f) Other or expanded principles

Much of the 'reporting' is merely a job for bureaucrats. The State would be run with a skeleton crew with no insurance or pensions.

Yesa) Do you support capital punishment for certain crimes?
Nob) Do you support alternatives to incarceration for certain non-violent offenders, such as mandatory counseling or substance abuse treatment?
Yesc) Should the possession of small amounts of marijuana be decriminalized?
Yesd) Should a minor accused of a violent crime be prosecuted as an adult?
e) Should a minor who sends sexually-explicit or nude photos by cell phone face criminal charges?
Yesf) Do you support the enforcement of federal immigration laws by state and local police?
g) Other or expanded principles

e) This issue is too confusing and opens the door to entrapment. Parens should handle such problems.

Yesa) Do you support reducing government regulations on the private sector?
Nob) Do you support a state constitutional amendment to ban taxes on personal wages?
Noc) Do you support increased state funding for job-training programs that re-train displaced workers?
Nod) Do you support expanding access to unemployment benefits?
Noe) Do you support providing financial incentives to the private sector for the purpose of job creation?
Nof) Do you support increased spending on infrastructure projects for the purpose of job creation?
Nog) Do you support providing direct financial assistance to homeowners facing foreclosure?
h) Other or expanded principles

Tennessee has no Income Tax and by God's Help and Hindrance to Bueaucrats, there will never be one.

Noa) Do you support national education standards?
Nob) Do you support requiring public schools to administer high school exit exams?
Noc) Do you support using a merit pay system for teachers?
Nod) Do you support state funding for charter schools?
Noe) Do you support the state government providing college students with financial aid?
Nof) Should illegal immigrants who graduate from Tennessee high schools be eligible for in-state tuition at public universities?
g) Other or expanded principles

Public schools are completely out of control and are operated by a leech merchant system for profit for certain vested interests, plus being an avenue for infidels.

Noa) Do you support state funding for the development of alternative energy?
Nob) Do you support state funding for the development of traditional domestic energy sources (e.g. coal, natural gas, oil)?
Noc) Do you support providing financial incentives to farms that produce biofuel crops?
Nod) Do you support state funding for improvements to Tennessee's energy infrastructure?
Noe) Do you support state funding for open space preservation?
Nof) Do you support enacting environmental regulations aimed at reducing the effects of climate change?
g) Other or expanded principles

Environmentalism is another excuse for controls and aggravations which hinder Americanism. Get off the property and get a real job. Make your own vitamin-grass cars and sell them in a free market if anybody will buy them.

Noa) Do you support restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns?
Nob) Do you support requiring background checks on gun sales between private citizens at gun shows?
Yesc) Do you support allowing individuals to carry concealed guns?
Yesd) Do you support allowing guns in public establishments that serve alcohol?
Noe) Do you support requiring a license for gun possession?
f) Other or expanded principles

The Tenn. Constitution - Declaration of Rights - forbids gun controls.

Noa) Do you support a universally-accessible, publicly-administered health insurance option?
Nob) Do you support expanding access to health care through commercial health insurance reform?
Noc) Do you support interstate health insurance compacts?
Nod) Should individuals be required to purchase health care insurance?
Noe) Do you support monetary limits on damages that can be collected in malpractice lawsuits?
Nof) Do you support legalizing physician-assisted suicide in Tennessee?
Nog) Do you support allowing doctors to prescribe marijuana to their patients for medicinal purposes?
h) Other or expanded principles
Yesa) Should marriage only be between one man and one woman?
Nob) Should Tennessee allow same-sex couples to form civil unions?
Noc) Do you support state funding for stem cell research?
Nod) Do you support state funding for embryonic stem cell research?
Noe) Do you support the state's use of affirmative action?
Nof) Do you support the inclusion of sexual orientation in Tennessee's anti-discrimination laws?
Nog) Do you support the inclusion of gender identity in Tennessee's anti-discrimination laws?
h) Other or expanded principles

Abolish Title 42 and all affirmative action. Deport ACLU lawyers.

Please explain in a total of 100 words or less, your top two or three priorities if elected. If they require additional funding for implementation, please explain how you would obtain this funding.

The bribery called Grants/Mandates will stop, whether practiced from the State or Federal. These unreasonable bribes have cost us our liberty.
The Bill of Rights, Federal & State, will be strictly enforced without interpretation. Sheriffs will run their counties with the supervision of Constables and County Judges. Pensions will be eliminated for public employees. CTAS will be eliminated. No alcohol will be served in the presence of lobbyists or in the Capitol or legislative halls.

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